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We found 22 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Navigate HMO near Miami, FL.

Dr. Guillermo Pedro Gubbins, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
475 Biltmore Way; Suite 207a
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Guillermo Gubbins is a gastroenterologist in Coral Gables, FL. He speaks Spanish. In Dr. Gubbins's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), parasitic infection, and ulcers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Gubbins is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Food Allergy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Ulcers, Hepatitis, Parasitic Infection

Dr. Pedro Jose Greer Jr., MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
885 Sw 109 Avenue; Suite 131
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Greer is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist. Dr. Greer's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and VA Medical Center. Dr. Greer has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Alfredo Jesus Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
885 Sw 109 Avenue; Suite 131
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Hernandez is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Hernandez's areas of expertise include ulcers, hepatitis, and food allergy. Dr. Hernandez's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hemorrhoids

All Interests: Food Allergy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Hepatitis

Dr. Luis Francisco Caicedo-Oquendo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3601 Nw 107 Avenue
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Luis Caicedo-Oquendo is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Doral, FL, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and Miami Lakes, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Caicedo-Oquendo focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Caicedo-Oquendo accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Jason Andrew Slate, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 805
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jason Slate is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Slate include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Slate is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital. Dr. Slate is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Phillip Grossman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1321 Nw 14th Street; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Philip Grossman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center and Jacobi Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grossman include hepatitis and hemorrhoids. Dr. Grossman's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, Dr. Grossman speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hemorrhoids

All Interests: Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids

Dr. Somal Satish Shah, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
885 Sw 109 Avenue; Suite 131
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Somal Shah is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Shah is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Shah's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Erick Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1601 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Erick Hernandez, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Hernandez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Higher Institute of Medical Sciences. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hernandez's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Carlos Alberto Selema, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 510
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Selema is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of clinical interest consist of cancer, ulcers, and hepatitis. Dr. Selema honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Griffin Hospital. Dr. Selema speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hemorrhoids

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Cancer, Ulcers, Hepatitis, Weight Loss

Dr. Steven Jay Price, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1321 Nw 14th Street; 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Steven Price is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include obesity, cancer, and liver disease. Dr. Price is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Price attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Price is affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hemorrhoids

All Interests: Weight Loss, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Obesity, Hemorrhoids, Cancer

Dr. Alexander Nmi Veloso, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5101 Sw 8 Street; Suite 200
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Alexander Veloso is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Veloso is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis is a physician who specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis speaks Greek. Dr. Tzakis's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Tzakis is a graduate of the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tzakis's residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Tzakis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tzakis has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Liver Tumor, Acute Kidney Injury, Cirrhosis, Liver Resection, Kidney ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Emanuele Menzo is a surgery specialist in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Menzo's clinical interests include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Menzo graduated from the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His medical residency was performed at Lankenau Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Menzo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, esophageal motility disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Inguinal Hernia, Revision Surgery, Bile Duct Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark William Gordon, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Other
7100 W 20th Avenue; #703
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Mark Gordon sees patients in Hialeah, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. His medical specialty is surgery. Dr. Gordon attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Gordon average 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon honors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gordon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

All Interests: Colorectal Problems, Endoscopy

Dr. Jorge Rafael Beato, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
5524 Sw 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Beato is a physician who specializes in cardiology (heart disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Beato is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Beato speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis H Serentill, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7811 Coral Way; Suite 137
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Luis Serentill is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Serentill average 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Serentill include ulcers, graves disease, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Serentill accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Serentill's training includes a residency program at Fairview Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Graves Disease, Scar Revision, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Cancer, Ulcers, Thyroid Problems, Tumor, ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.